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Grouting tiles is important for a variety of reasons, from creating a rigid and durable structure around the tiles to making everything look straight and beautiful. Be sure to follow all the necessary steps, including tooling your grout lines, to get the job done right the first time.
Tooling is the process of finishing the grout lines between tiles after the grout joints have been filled with an adhesive or mortar. It involves smoothing out and removing excess grout while uniformly shaping grout lines. It is typically done with a finger or a finishing tool depending on the width of the grout joints.
Tooling grout can be a highly rewarding process when done properly. After all, the end result of this process is basically going to determine the final look of the whole project, minus the clean-up and final touches: